Wednesday, June 17, 2015

So Outrageous I Had To Make Sure It Wasn't The Onion

From June 15, 2015 Washington Post:
This is what you get when you put a community organizer in the White House — he tries to reorganize your community from Washington.

Apparently, President Obama thinks your neighborhood may not be inclusive enough, so he has instructed his Department of Housing and Urban Development to issue a new rule called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which is designed to force communities to diversify.

According to the Obama administration, in too many neighborhoods “housing choices continue to be constrained through housing discrimination, the operation of housing markets, [and] investment choices by holders of capital.” (Yes, that is a quote from an actual HUD document, not a bad undergraduate thesis on Karl Marx.)

Under Obama’s proposed rule, the federal government will collect massive amounts of data on the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of thousands of local communities, looking for signs of “disparities by race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability in access to community assets.” Then the government will target communities with results it doesn’t like and use billions of dollars in federal grant money to bribe or blackmail them into changing their zoning and housing policies.

I keep hoping Americans will rebel against this fascist, but I think they like it.

3 comments:

StormCchaser said...

These folks are getting really scary. Harrison Bergeron should be required reading for them... every night before they go to bed.

Sebastian said...

At the time, this Monty Python skit was a parody. Now the joke is on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBOQzSk14c

These days, you can't tell parody from fact. What was once parody has become serious argument in some quarters! I'm not sure if that's deliberate, or as a country, we have really gone this mad. I think there's something to the idea that we're all being gaslighted.

Joseph said...

OTOH, the segregation they're whining about was a product of government.